derek toh

About Me

Thanks for visiting Derek Toh’s personal blog. Here’s some information about me.

What I’m doing now

I am the Founder of WOBB.CO, a job search platform that partners with Linkedin to help employers with recruitment in Malaysia, attracting quality talent by building their employer brand, and showcasing their company culture for recruitment purposes.

Interesting things I’ve been up to

I was part of MaGIC’s e@Stanford pioneer batch in 2014, and spent some time in Silicon Valley learning from top mentors at Stanford University and the founders of successful startups there.

I am a mentor for McKinsey & Company’s Youth Leadership Academy, where they select some of the brightest university undergrads across Malaysia, to embark on social projects to make an impact in the country. One of my teams won top prize in the 2015 round.

I frequently speak on matters regarding company culture, what it is, how to change and build it, and it’s relation to the employer brand.

An entrepreneur, recruiter, finance and techie

I was Associate Director at Robert Walters, the top international recruitment firm in Malaysia, and was also Global Top Performer (typically only 1% of the consultants are selected across the world every year)  for the first two years of my career there.

I was an auditor with Ernst & Young in the UK during my early career. I’ve worked with companies of all sizes in the financial services, automotive, healthcare and recruitment industries.

I started programming using BASIC and C at the age of 10. Self-learned out of interest. I stopped at the age of 13, when I discovered the guitar. Which is a shame, because I ended up being no good at the guitar. Should have probably stuck to programming.

Connect with me!

If you’re a senior HR professional, do join my Linkedin Group “HR Leaders of Malaysia”.

Listen to my interview on BFM here.

Twitter: @detohchi